American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

MARINE RESEARCH SOCIETY SERIES. Between 1921 and 1934, the Marine Research Society, operating out of the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, published twenty-six books on maritime-related subjects. Intended both as entertaining reading and as references for scholars, these volumes or their reprints are standard references for traditional American maritime history scholarship. Subjects included the construction, rigging, and navigation of ships, stories of ships and their voyages, accounts of life at sea, pirates* and shipwreck,* fishing and whaling, marine art, and ship model construction. Most of the society’s titles have become classics in their field. The society produced volumes both in regular and in large-paper editions and also distributed a newsletter to members. The society ceased operations after forty years, and its records are held today by the Peabody Essex Museum.

Daniel Finamore